- CAS to pass their judgment on November 20.
- Frank Lampard will be looking forward to spending big.
- Chelsea have identified 5 potential targets to be signed in January.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have scheduled the hearing date for the Chelsea transfer ban case to take place on November 20. Frank Lampard doesn't plan to get into the legal aspects of the hearing, but he'd love to start spending to improve his current squad even further.
On CAS hearing:
"Well, I’ll be very interested of course but it is a legal matter and I don’t know enough of the legals to even delve. But of course, I’m interested because it’s obviously going to affect potentially what we can do in January or not."
Lampard was then told that many Chelsea fans consider transfer ban a blessing in disguise but it does look like Lamps has own plans for making his squad even stronger:
"We’re on a good run, though, aren’t we? I get that and it’s a nice feeling. Of course some players have come in and shown with their opportunities they’ve been given that they can do roles and play well. We are getting results at the moment.
"Listen, I think as Chelsea we will always look to improve in windows if we can, if we’re allowed to and if the players we might look at are better or we feel are worth adding to the squad."
Chelsea have already identified a score of players they'll look forward to land:
- Olivier Giroud and Pedro Rodriguez are both running down their contracts, Willian is yet to pen an extension.
- Chelsea will, therefore, look for the strikers and wide players.
- Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, Crystal Palace and Borussia Dortmund wingers Wilfried Zaha and Jadon Sancho are the three potential deals the Blues could pull off.
- Two other players the Blues are interested in are Ben Chilwell and Nathan Ake.
Chelsea have qualified for the Champions League this term. The Blues have also managed several high-profile transfer moves, namely the sales of Eden Hazard and David Luiz.
This, as well as £58m due for Alvaro Morata will give Chelsea £150m to spend in January.
New signatures are expected to beef up our squad even more: